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Increasing Director Confidence in Cyber Risk Management, Best Selling Author, Fellow of the Australian Information Security Association


Claire Pales (FAISA, GAICD) is a best-selling author of two books, a podcast host, and Director of The Security Collective, a consulting company committed to advising executives and boards to help businesses establish exceptional information security practices. Claire has 18 years of experience in the security industry, with a career spanning corporate security, fraud and cyber throughout Australia and Asia.

Claire’s experience includes independent consulting since 2016 serving as an Interim Chief Information Security Officer, CISO coach and strategic advisor across multiple industry verticals. Claire’s focus is for every organisation to prioritise cyber security risk.

During her time in Hong Kong, Claire accepted the CIO Asia award for ‘Best Cyber Security Strategy’ on behalf of CLP Group after establishing the first cyber security function for the utility. In addition to her work experience, Claire has a degree in Police Studies and postgraduate qualifications in eCrime. In 2019, Claire was recognised as a Fellow of the Australian Information Security Association (FAISA) and became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Claire’s experience with boards, audit committees, executives and security staff has provided her with appropriate skills to influence, coach and facilitate company executives and security leaders in establishing teams and delivering security best practice. Based in Geelong, Claire is a mum to four children, an industry writer and advocate for all professionals in cyber.

Talking Points

The role of the board, executive and security team before, during and after a cyber crisis.

Helping organisations gain confidence in cyber risk management

Navigating cyber risk with confidence is fast becoming a critical skill for Directors. When you understand risks and can debate key decisions effectively, you can better meet your fiduciary duties.

The significance of organisational culture in cyber risk management

Every organisations has a cyber culture, even if its not the one you want. How can you create, foster, embody and leverage the cyber culture you need?
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